New Jersey OSHA Violation Lawyers
Injured Due to Violations of U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Rules
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the agency charged with setting and enforcing standards to assure safe and healthful working conditions, pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Employers all over the country in virtually every industry are required to comply with these regulations, and violations are subject to citations, fines, and other penalties.
Unfortunately, employers may fail to comply with OSHA safety standards, and in some cases, the result of their negligence is that workers get hurt. When this happens, the best thing to do is to speak with a knowledgeable work injury attorney. You may have options under the law that allow you to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Our New Jersey injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have been awarded membership in the elite Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums. We have a successful track record recovering multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients. We are well versed in New Jersey law as it applies to work-related injuries. If you have been injured as a result of OSHA violations and employer negligence, contact us for a free consultation in our Princeton, New Jersey offices.
Reporting OSHA Violations
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, workers have the right to file a complaint with OSHA regarding employer violations and request an inspection of their workplace. This should be done as soon as possible after you become aware of a workplace hazard, as OSHA can only issue citations for current violations and violations that have occurred within the past six months.
Even if you are not filing a complaint, you can call OSHA at 1-800-321-6742 to report safety and health violations, unsafe working conditions, and emergencies. You can also contact OSHA by email or U.S. mail.
Compensation for Injuries Caused by OSHA Violations
In most cases, employees are covered for on-the-job injuries by workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ comp covers medical expenses, partial reimbursement for lost wages, and certain other benefits. However, it may not be sufficient to fully compensate a worker who has been seriously or catastrophically injured because of employer negligence in maintaining safety regulations.
Workers' compensation is designed to provide benefits for injured workers and to protect employers from lawsuits. However, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled, in cases of serious injury after employer violation of OSHA safety standards, that our state workers’ compensation statute does not provide immunity from liability for employers.
If your employer violated OSHA regulations, creating hazardous working conditions that caused you serious injury, you may have a valid claim for compensation for the losses you have suffered in a court of law. Your damages may include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost future earnings, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Contact our work injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. at (609) 240-0040 for a free case consultation with no obligation. We can advise you of your best options under the law, and provide high quality representation to manage your claim for compensation. We charge no fees upfront and collect only a reasonable percentage of the settlement or award. You pay us no fees unless and until we recover compensation for you.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- OSHA Workers Rights
- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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